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Duván, sword and foil

Andrea Montolivo

Rome, Feb 10 (EFE) .- Colombian Duván Zapata showed his arsenal of technical resources this Wednesday with a dominating performance, with a powerful goal and two pure class assists, to give Atalanta a pass to the Cup final Italy after the 3-1 victory against Naples.

Duván pulled “sword” to overtake Atalanta with a right hand from 20 meters, and “foil” to offer Matteo Pessina, chosen as heir to Argentine Alejandro “Papu” Gómez, who arrived at Sevilla, the 2-0 assists and the final 3-1.

He sank Naples, the team with which he made the leap to European football in 2013, and called Atalanta in the final against Juventus, which eliminated Inter Milan on Tuesday in the other semifinal cross.

The Cali striker, who started up front with his compatriot Luis Muriel, supported Atalanta in key moments of the match. He broke the equality and cut the growth of Napoli, who cut distances with the Mexican Hirving Lozano, with his great play at 3-1.

The Bergamo team reached the cup final for the second time in the last three years. In the 2018-2019 course he lost the final against Lazio and this year he will seek to lay hands on what would be his second Italian Cup, after 1963.

Duván was confirmed as the perfect offensive terminal to culminate the attacking actions of Atalanta, who will face Real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but also to give the last pass, which makes him a forward every more complete.

This campaign the Colombian striker has twelve goals. He scored eight in Serie A, three in the Champions League and one in the Italian Cup.

His Atalanta was full of enthusiasm after the last difficulties experienced in Serie A, in which they drew 3-3 last Saturday against Torino after wasting a three-goal advantage, with a goal from Muriel included.

The Bergamo side currently occupy seventh position, three points behind the Champions League zone, despite having won just one of their last five league games.

On the next day, Atalanta will visit the Cagliari field and will host Naples on the next. It will be the last game before hosting Real Madrid in the first leg of the ‘Champions’ round of 16.

The return leg will be played in Madrid on March 16.

In the last campaign, Atalanta, in their first appearance in the Champions League, reached the quarter-finals and lost to Paris Saint Germain with a goal from Cameroonian Maxim Choupo Moting in added time. EFE

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